Origin of grubstreet
Examples from the Web for grubstreet
You see,” he added apologetically, “when people begin to talk about anybody, we Grubstreet hacks thrive on the gossip.The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham
1620s, "originally the name of a street in Moorfields in London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems; whence any mean production is called grubstreet" [Johnson]. Name changed 1830 to Milton Street (after a local developer) then erased entirely 1970s by the Barbicon complex.